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What does Somerset mean?

Somerset \s(o)-mer-set, som(e)-rset\ as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Somerset is "summer settlement". Place name: a county in England. Made prominent as a first name by author and playwright Somerset Maugham.


Somerset has 2 variants: Sommerset and Summerset.

For more on this name, see also the related boy name Somers.


Somerset is an unusual first name for men but a somewhat prominent surname for both adults and children (#45355 out of 88799, Top 51%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the baby name popularity of Somerset for boys. Somerset has not been ranked in the list thus far. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Somerset name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Somerset outside U.S.

Similar Names

A suggested similar baby name is Somersby. Like Somerset, this name is not commonly used.